A SAMARITAN CHRONICLE A Source-Critical Analysis of the Life and Times of the Great Samaritan Reformer, Baba Rabbah

By: Cohen, Jeffrey M.

Price: $85.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-library copy with usual stamps, and pocket. Cover shows evidence of removed call-numbers. ; The present study constitutes a critical edition, with commentary of a hitherto unpublished section of the fullest extant Chronicle of Samaritan history. This Chronicle -- Chronicle II -- commences with the period of the biblical historical books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings/II Chronicles) and continues the Samaritan saga down until the beginning of the 20th century. The publication of this section of the Chronicle fills an important gap in Samaritan studies, in that it treats of one of the most charismatic personalities in Samaritan tradition and of a period (3rd--4th cent. AD) which constitutes a high-water mark in Samaritan history. Baba Rabba, literally "The Great Gate", was one of the greatest of the Samaritan high priests. He is believed to have lived during the late third and early fourth century CE. The son of the Samaritan high priest Nethanel, Baba Rabba was probably born in Shechem. Little is known about his life. According to later Samaritan works, he was a religious reformer and together with the scholar Marqah helped codify Samaritan liturgy and worship. He appears to have had connections with the Roman authorities, and may have exercised some temporal authority over the Samaritan community, which appears to have been relatively autonomous during this period. One chronicle places his death at 362 in Constantinople. Baba Rabba's reign is remembered as a golden age by Samaritans to this day. Tales of his piety and miracle-working are a mainstay of Samaritan folklore. ; Studia Post Biblica; 250 pages

Title: A SAMARITAN CHRONICLE A Source-Critical Analysis of the Life and Times of the Great Samaritan Reformer, Baba Rabbah

Author Name: Cohen, Jeffrey M.

Categories: Late Antiquity, Theology, Jewish Studies,

Publisher: E. J. Brill: 1981

ISBN Number: 9004062157

ISBN Number 13: 9789004062153

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 177

Keywords: Samaritan Judaica Jews Hebrew Old Testament Bible Biblical Studies Aramaic Ancient